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Fitting V brakes to cyclocross bikes

BigStu2BigStu2 Posts: 794
edited September 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Can it be done, just bought one second hand, hasn't even arrived yet and I'm worried about those inefficient cantilever brakes.
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  • I think you'll have to change the levers as well.
    Northwind wrote: It's like I covered it in superglue and rode it through ebay.
  • Yes, cantis levers have less pull and in a different ratio.

    They can work, but you'll need v specific levers.

    The vs fit on the same mounts as cantis so that should be fine - you can do away with the hanger on the front and hope the rear hanger doesn't interfere with the extra height of vs.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Mini v's will work with standard levers
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • biff55biff55 Posts: 1,404
    cyclocross ?
    we dont want your sort round 'ere.
    :wink:
  • BigStu2BigStu2 Posts: 794
    biff55 wrote:
    cyclocross ?
    we dont want your sort round 'ere.
    :wink:
    :lol:
    Actually its a single speed specialized tricross, uhm that probably didnt help...
    but thanks to all for the v brake info, will check it out when the bike arrives next week.
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    ...at........work
    fun..................&
    ..no.............no
    .....is......play
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